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January 4th, 2006

David G. Victor's "Recovering Sustainable Development" published in Foreign Affairs

Op-ed: Foreign Affairs on January 4, 2006

Sustainable development -- the notion that boosting economic growth, protecting natural resources, and ensuring social justice can be complementary goals -- has lost much appeal over the past two decades, the victim of woolly thinking and interest-group politics. The concept can be relevant again, but only if its original purpose -- helping the poor live healthier lives on their own terms -- is restored. Read more »



September 21st, 2005

Science publishes PESD policy brief, "A Madisonian Approach to Climate Change"

David Victor, Josh House, and Sarah Joy approach greenhouse gas emissions from the federalist perspective of James Madison, explaining the current decentralized approach of mitigation and suggesting a future global framework, a US policy response, and the engagement of developing countries. Read more »



February 1st, 2005

PESD hosts conference on the electric power market reform and global climate change

On January 27th and 28th the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development hosted a workshop on the relationship between electric power market reform and global climate change, focusing on the experience of India and China. +PDF+ 12 papers, conference agenda available
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